From junk to couture
Drum roll, please! Three Cork schools have made it to the final of this year’s Junk Kouture competition.
Students from Kinsale Community School have reached the final with their ‘Primadonna’ creation, ‘Let them Eat Cake, Duh!’ has been designed by students in Sacred Heart Secondary School in Clonakilty while students from Mount Saint Michael's Secondary School in Rosscarbery created ‘Party Poppers’.
They are three of 35 projects from schools across the country to reach the final which will take place later this year.
To enter the competition, all materials used by the design teams to make the wearable fashion must be recycled or repurposed. New materials are prohibited.
A spokesperson for the competition said: “While it has been a challenging year for everyone, there has been no shortage of enthusiasm and extraordinary design talent among this year’s Junk Kouture entries, we cannot wait to see the finalists strut their stuff at the grand final this year.”
It’s understood that the judges almost missed their deadline as they were so overwhelmed with the incredible standard this year and found it almost impossible to decide on who should go through, with drawn out deliberations from Louis Walsh and Michelle Visage.
Fortunately for all entrants the judges, including new judge Roz Purcell, made a unanimous decision and the seven entrants from each region were selected.
All the creations set to compete in this year’s final can be seen on the Junk Kouture YouTube channel.